This entry is part 1 of 26 in the series No-Show Monday

Hello everyone and welcome to what I hope will be an infrequent interlude to our normal podcasting schedule:  No-Show Monday.  


As you’ve probably already surmised by now, we don’t have a show for you this week. Ironically, my schedule of late either permits me to record a show about Commander OR actually play some Commander, but not both; seeing as how we’re right on the cusp of recording a bunch of new shows dedicated to the new set, I figured that it would be best to set aside some time to play with the new hotness rather than pulling my opinions straight out of my ass, like I usually do.


It sucks, I know, but rather than leave you with a gaping hole where our podcast usually resides, I thought it would be more fun to provide a space for us to discuss some of our collective thoughts about the new precon set.  This will also give us a chance to incorporate more of your thoughts and opinions into the show when we do record it, something I’ve been hoping to do more of ever since I took the wheel anyhow.  So, here goes nothing.
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This entry is part 24 of 37 in the series Generally Speaking

By Imshan AKA Sinis

In the second episode of this season of the podcast, there was a free-for-all round table on the direction of art in Magic.  While I never like to retread podcast topics in written content, I feel like the people who liked old art got a bit of a short shrift.  There was a fair bit of talk about the advantages of the new art for the purposes of flavouring a set, how it creates a brand, and what sort of feelings the new style of art might evoke.

But, what about the old art?  Some of it is not particularly compelling, yes, but there were good aspects to old art.  Old art lent a different feeling to the game, and arguably, it enhanced the experience when compared to new art. Read the rest of this entry »

i wannt shark
lol we got him again

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
And here we reach our final Sharpie Sunday for Audience Appreciation Month. I’ve chosen to cap this one off with what I thought was kind of a funny request. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that great on-camera but it’s fantastic in real life. That or I’m just a failure, take your pick.

Giant Shark of the week is the ‘standardized’ CommanderCast Promotional Card:

After penning almost 100 totally individualized Giant Sharks, you realize two things:

1) There really weren’t 100 genuinely good ideas.

2) Trying to be original on every one is painful.

3) Making each shark totally individual takes forever. Read the rest of this entry »

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Sharpie Sunday is back with more badly done alters. As we did last week, I figure we’ll start things off with another Giant Shark since I have like a million of them:

So there’s a Giant Shark.

This week’s winning suggestion was Celestial Dawn, suggested by JonnyT. I always found humour the racist angle this card takes, but in the vandalizing, it wasn’t so easy. To be honest, I’m not all that thrilled with how it turned out; the card art was ridiculously busy (and weird as shit). Anyway, here’s what I ended up with:

Congrats to JonnyT, email me your info and I’ll ship this one out to you. Leave suggestions for next week in the comments!

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
This week, it’s a triple feature for Sharpie Sunday, so we have two winners and one Giant Shark. I’ll explain each card’s process, since it’s exhaustive, and show you what you can do with a simple sharpie to spice up your cards.

First up, a Giant Shark. I’m starting to worry I’m going to run out of them. Read the rest of this entry »